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  • Vitamin D no help for arthritis in the knee

    Source - Medical News Today

    Adults with osteoarthritis in the knees who take vitamin D supplements did not show an improvement in pain relief or cartilage loss, according to a new study published in JAMA.

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  • ACL therapy can get started a few days after surgery to jumpstart healing

    Source - dailyRX

    In healing the ACL, therapies that focus on range-of-motion, strength and getting back to normal function are beneficial in the process, a new study has found.

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  • Fewer injuries occur and more concussions are diagnosed in high schools with athletic trainers

    Source - dailyRX

    Where there are athletic trainers, there are lower rates of injury overall in high schools, a new study presented at a conference has found. This study's findings mean athletic trainers can show the proper way to exercise and treat an injury.

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  • Association between lack of sleep and teen sports injuries

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    Hours of sleep per night were significantly associated with a decreased likelihood of injury, according to the study results. In addition, the higher the grade levels of the athlete, the greater the likelihood of injury - 2.3 times greater for each additional grade in school. Gender, weeks of participating in sports per year, hours of participation per week, number of sports, strength training, private coaching and subjective assessments of "having fun in sports" were not significantly associated with injury.

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  • Barefoot Running: Yeah or Nay?

    Source - dailyRX

    Runners have worn footwear and gone barefoot while running to avoid injury.

    The barefoot running trend has gained popularity over the last decade, but scientists are unsure whether this is a good or bad thing. A recent study showed that it is less about whether a runner is wearing shoes and more about how they are running.

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  • Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    High profile events like the Olympics bring the hope that witnessing and celebrating dedicated athletes at the top of their game, will inspire young people to take up sport and physical activities that help them develop confidence, lead more satisfying lives, and not least, secure long-term health by reducing their risk for developing chronic illness like diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

    But unfortunately, if they don't take appropriate measures, young athletes can instead, end up in pain, on a different path to poor health, due to avoidable sport injury.

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  • Experts offer tips to help keep fall sports injury free

    Source - USnews.com

    Fall sports such as soccer, football and volleyball are in high gear and players need to take steps to prevent injuries, experts say.

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  • Deep abdominal muscle activation lessens lower back pain

    Source - News Medicall

    Improving transversus abdominis slide appears to be associated with clinically important long-term pain reduction in people experiencing lower back pain, researchers report.

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  • Sports medicine physician recommends two high-tech tools to enhance patient care

    Source - News Medical

    Research shows that the average person only retains 15 to 20 percent of what he or she is told during a medical appointment. According to Matt Roth, MD, associate medical director for ProMedica Sports Care, when patients have the opportunity to view actual images of their anatomy and diagnosis, their understanding and retention improves.

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  • Beginning Runners Naturally Develop More Economical Gait

    Source - ACSM

    Runners naturally develop a more economical running style over time, according to research published in the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. This study, in the September edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, demonstrates that after completing a 10-week running program, participants had improved running economy by 8.4% through a self-optimization process.

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